Jabierans Retreat in Castellón, Spain - a balcony to the Mediterranean sea to live and create within nature. The Retreat provides a sanctuary for those seeking peace and tranquility in an unforgettably beautiful setting and offers a perfect introduction to the pleasures of Spanish country living. It is nestled in the Castellón mountains with views of the Mediterranean sea and surrounded by stylish sculptures beautifully integrated within nature.
This area has emerged as a need to translate and convey the deep feeling of belonging to the land as being part of life, feeling love for all natural processes. Here, you will be able to write in silence and get inspired by beautiful nature and art.
The Retreat is comprised of four houses designed independently of each other with minimal distance between the living space and nature creating a rhythm between the inside and the outside so there is no feeling of being cut off from living and being with the natural elements. The interior of the houses greet you, arousing different feelings, different moods with the constant perception of being part and living with and within nature.
Each house features a queen-size bed, broadband wireless Internet, kitchenette and all residents may share the communal space for leisure in addition to a large area of garden on more than 22,000 sq meters of land to enjoy.
Lenght of stay:
To stay at The Jabierans Retreat in Castellón, Spain, we require a minimum stay of one week.
Smoking not allowed in the houses. Nota: Please ask beforehand if you are a smoker. For your convenience, there are two common laundry facilities on the premises. Smoking not allowed in the houses. Nota: Please ask beforehand if you are a smoker.
For your convenience, there are two common laundry facilities on the premises.
The small village is a five-minute walk where you will find bistro bar. The closest restaurant is a 15-minute drive by car; complimentary transportation by arrangement; car rentals available in Castellón.
The story by its creator, Jabier Ans: “As an artist and sculptor I always relied on respect and gratitude in creating this space. The magic that involves observing living nature by creating more life. My challenge has been to respect and to act. An action followed by an attentive-to-the- response reception. In this dialogue the natural environment would always be superior of course. Communication is simple and comprehensive; nature says: "If you respect me, I will welcome and protect you." And from this constant attitude, a place full of art, nature and silence was born.”
Your Host and Retreat Operator: It does not apply at this retreat.
Region: Located on the fertile plain known as La Plana between the mountains and the sea, the city of Castellón de la Plana lies on the intersection of the 40th parallel and the 0° meridian.
As capital of one of the most mountainous provinces in Spain, yet bathed by the Mediterranean along its 112 km of coastline, Castellón is a forward-looking city in which broad, modern avenues and narrow streets and plazas from yesteryear combine to form a special atmosphere. A walk around town is a pleasant experience. On your stroll, you can find many pleasant surprises: beautiful modernist buildings, modern shops, shady parks and important Gothic and Renaissance monuments.
With its deep cultural roots, Castellón de la Plana celebrates its history with fiestas and annual events throughout the year. A look towards the sea confirms the Mediterranean style of Castellón de la Plana. Its carefully attended beaches lay on both sides of the port through which a large amount of exports are shipped each year, accounting for a substantial part of the provincial economy, based mainly on ceramic tile manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.
The mild climate of the coastal regions owes much to the sea and the protéction from cold northwest winds provided by the mountain spurs of the Desert de les Palmes. These two factors have a decisive influence on the city's mean annual temperature of 17°C., enabling outdoor activities to be practiced throughout the year.
Location: Good access from Castellón to Valencia, Barcelona and Madrid by train.
* Castellón city is 45 minutes by car.
* Valencia city is one and a half hour by car.
* Barcelona city is two and half hour by car.
Lovely space, comfortably united with nature, warm and full of light and sun. Private studio with queen bed, working desk/chair, kitchenette, central heating, private bathroom (shower), wireless Internet. Rate: €750/week or €2240/month.
La Cueva (The Cave)
A secluded place, uterus in the land, a heaven for soul searching. Private studio with queen bed, working desk/chair, kitchenette, central heating, private bathroom (shower), wireless Internet.
La Casa Madre (The Motherhouse)
Main house, heart of the place, multifunctional space. Private studio with queen bed, working desk/chair, kitchenette, central heating, private bathroom (shower), wireless Internet. Rate: €750/week or €2240/month.
La Cabaña (The Hut)
The pleasure of solitude, the inner connection, the space without time. One self-contained double room with kitchenette, private bathroom (shower) and wireless internet, only available by request.
El Taller (The workshop)
Common spacious house with fireplace and comfortable sofas for all residents to enjoy and relax.
Payment terms: For short term stays (under two months): To guarantee your reservation, you will be confirmed upon receipt of half of the stay deposit due at time of booking (eg: if you are coming two weeks, one week deposit is required). For long term stays (two months or longer): One-month deposit is required at time of reservation. Balance is due at time of arrival. No ATM available in the village. We accept Paypal and bank transfers.
Cancellation policy: Cancellations under thirty days or no show will not receive a refund.
sampling of memories from our residents
The Writers' Retreat
Each retreat is independently owned and operated.